(Harrisburg) -- A task force will examine aspects of fraternity and sorority life at Penn State as police investigate photos of naked and semi-nude women posted on a Facebook page linked to a university fraternity.

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Police have launched an investigation into current and former Kappa Delta Rho fraternity members' possible involvement in posting pictures of nude and apparently unconscious women to an invite-only Facebook page allegedly run by the group. No suspects have been identified and no charges have been pressed in connection with the sexual misconduct.

LaBelle joined the more than 150 people gathered outside of Old Main on Penn State's campus to protest and to deliver messages to the campus community and university administration.

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations personnel were accused in nearly 80 cases of rape, sexual assault and sex trafficking in 2014 alone, with the bulk of the cases involving peacekeepers deployed to some of the most troubled parts of the world.

The findings, part of a 32-page report released quietly last week, are part of a decade-long effort by the organization to stanch sexual abuse by its own staff and soldiers.

On Tuesday, the Senate will take a procedural vote on the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act.

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A former Harvard University professor filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging the school discriminated against her as a female employee and denied her tenure due to her advocacy on behalf of sexual assault survivors.

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While a third of college leaders believe sexual assault is prevalent at schools, according a new Inside Higher Ed survey of U.S. college presidents, very few cop to having these issues at their own college. Nearly 80 percent said sexual assault isn't prevalent at their school. Just 6 percent said it's a significant problem for them.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says $41 million in federal funds approved by Congress will help clear rape kit backlogs across the country and solve crimes.

Biden toured a Maryland State Police forensic laboratory in Pikesville on Monday and addressed the importance of clearing the backlog of an estimated 400,000 rape kits that remain untested throughout the U.S.

Almost seven years ago, a troubled 11-year-old girl reported that she had been raped — twice — in her Northwest Washington neighborhood. Despite medical evidence of sexual assault, records show that no suspects were arrested and the cases were given only sporadic attention by the police . Instead, in the second case, the police had the girl, Danielle Hicks-Best, charged with filing a false report.

MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A group of male submarine sailors traded illicit videos of female officers in various stages of undress as if they were Pokemon cards, a U.S. Navy prosecutor said Thursday.

Navy prosecutors presented evidence against two of 12 male sailors accused of illegally making and trading videos of female officers aboard a nuclear submarine that was among the first to allow American women to serve alongside men.

An Afghan artist has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats for dressing in a metal suit featuring exaggerated breasts and buttocks.

Kubra Khademi wore the unusual armour in a performance on the streets of Kabul to highlight the problems of sexual harassment faced by women.

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